12-Dec-2013 - Drug ingredient supplier Shasun Pharmaceuticals has announced its intention to sell its API plant in Vizag, India.
12-Dec-2013 - Pharmacy chain Boots UK has expanded a recall of some own-brand drugs after detecting a fault in a manufacturing line that applies tamper evident seals.
12-Dec-2013 - The US FDA has cited failure to assure an adequate cleaning system at Jubilant Life Science Spokane, Washington State facility, in a recent Warning Letter issued to the firm.
12-Dec-2013 - Merck KGaA subsidiary Allergopharma has begun construction on a €40m ($55m) facility to produce products for type 1 allergies.
12-Dec-2013 - Taiwan-based API maker ScinoPharm has completed construction of a new $133m (€96m) manufacturing and process development centre in Changshu, China.
11-Dec-2013 - GSK has committed itself to the UK for the long-term with an investment of £200m ($328m) across two of its manufacturing sites.
10-Dec-2013 - Sanofi has agreed to sell a life sciences park it owns on in Paris, France to public investment group, Caisse de Depots (CDC).
10-Dec-2013 - Puerto Rico’s drug manufacturing industry has no future unless utility costs and taxes are controlled, according to a regulatory expert.
10-Dec-2013 - The US FDA has beefed up its Office of Generic Drugs (OGD), affording the division ‘super-office’ status in a move that reflects the growing importance of non-branded medicines in the world's biggest market.
09-Dec-2013 - A new SVP for business development and HR at Lundbeck and Enteris has created a Scientific Advisory Board - welcome to People on the Move.
09-Dec-2013 - ANVISA has set out what it expects of contractors that provide manufacturing, quality control services and drug storage in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil (DoU) and invited stakeholders to comment.
09-Dec-2013 - Hospira says it intends to up in-house manufacture of its APIs from 10 to 50% by 2018 as it awaits completion of last year’s acquisition of Orchid.
09-Dec-2013 - B Braun Melsungen AG has changed the type of stoppers used to seal its injectable metabolic acidosis treatment, sodium bicarbonate, after quality problems that resulted in a UK MHRA alert last week.
05-Dec-2013 - Jubilant Life Sciences has received a US FDA warning letter for its manufacturing plant in Spokane, Washington State.
05-Dec-2013 - Drugmakers seeking ANDAs for certain solid dose, extended-release drugs will need to test what impact alcohol has on their products under new draft guidance on bioequivalence issued by the US FDA.
05-Dec-2013 - Hovione says demand drove acquisition of new capsule filling technology for inhalable drug products.
05-Dec-2013 - A lawsuit alleging that the US FDA unlawfully detained a batch of acetaminophen API destined for CMO Gemini Pharmaceuticals could have significant impact on the drug industry's definition of an ‘end user.'
04-Dec-2013 - Ideal Cures has launched a new mobile phone ‘app’ designed to help customers make better use of its range of coating products.
04-Dec-2013 - Soon to be merged CMO DSM Pharmaceutical Products (DPP) has been contracted to provide process development for a protein allergy drug being developed by Tunitas Therapeutics.
04-Dec-2013 - Pfizer says it is cutting 150 jobs and exiting its packaging operations at an Irish solid oral dose plant in order to increase competitiveness.